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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Today The People of Teluk Intan make History by voting in the youngest MP

Today is last day of campaigning.
I have just come back from the final day of our campaigning in Teluk Intan. I did two ceramahs just now. One was at the OCBC square by the Chinese Temple. The square was filled with thousands of people. And it was only 8pm.
The other one was at a Malay stronghold in Kampong Banjar. In the last GE, Kampung Banjar went to the DAP candidate with a 480 vote majority. That showed the superb work carried out by our PAS comrades. In this election, I feel support from the Malays for the DAP candidate will increase further.
Teoh Nie Ching was the first speaker. She is an engaging speaker who rounded up her rousing speech with a medley of songs. The lines I remembered best were
Lengang Lengang Kankung,
Marilah makan kankung,
kerana kangkung harga nya murah.

Outstation voters are feared by Mah and BN

The outstation voters are back. They want to contribute to making a change. They see the symbol of change in the DAP candidate, Dyana Daud.
These outstation voters come from all over Malaysia. If they want to come back, what does this tell you about tomorrow’s outcome? By 9pm tomorrow, Dyana Daud will become the youngest MP in Malaysian parliament.
The second speaker at the OCBC square was the MP from Seremban- Anthony LOke. A fiery speaker with a booming voice, he quickly aroused the crowd with his rapid fire and spirited rendition. Anthony loke is a superb speaker switching effortlessly between Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin. Tomorrow we are going to vote as Malaysians for a Malaysian candidate.
I was the 3rd speaker. By which time, the audience was enlarged by the attendance of Malay voters and supporters. My message was simple- that tonight we are all united in our commitment to stand up against corruption, injustice, unfair dealing, the bullying government. These universal ideals unite people of different races and creed. Let us send a tigress into parliament tomorrow.
BN admits they can’t get much of Chinese voters. They know Dyana Daud has earned respect and votes from Malay voters. Their only hope of bridging the gap is to get the Indian voters. Last night as I sat down with friends, including UMNO lawmakers- they said tonight, we are buying the Indian votes.
Perhaps they can get additional Indian votes. But seeing the responses from the crowd at various places and admission from UMNO foot soldiers, today the people of Teluk Intan choose to be with the DAP candidate.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Tunku Aziz is a master of gratuitous unsolicited advice.

Tunku Aziz is a much respected man. Urbane, speaks and write impeccable English. He is also a member of a royal family. In addition he is an elderly person. In our culture we respect the older ones. I have been reluctant to write against Tunku Aziz because of these considerations.
However he has been relentless in his attacks on DAP almost to the point that he sounds very personal. Let us try to understand Tunku Aziz.
He speaks entirely in English so that I am not sure of the accuracy of the translation of what he said into Bahasa Melayu. He has advised Dyana Daud to be wary of DAP and not allow Dap to make use of her as they did him.
Tunku Aziz was appointed as vice Chairman of DAP because he has showed some affinity with DAP’s thinking. He was a crusader on transparency and corruption which are also important causes for DAP.
But because of differences and perception that he was mistreated he left. What happened to him is an object lesson for the Malays in DAP no doubt, but his case was a particular one. It’s not capable of general application. Tunku Aziz turned out to have a temperament that exceeded normal accommodation. DAP cannot bend backwards to accommodate Tunku Aziz who seems to think he is bigger than life. In DAP everyone is treated the same. Some are more prominent, some less. The lesser ones make no fuss about it.  
If Tunku Aziz thinks that because you are a Malay and the DAP must provide special concessions because of that, then don’t join DAP. The Malays in DAP who have not made it to the top will eventually do if they worked hard and demonstrate some qualities that are appreciated. They cannot be expected to serve as window-dressers. Each must earn his or her place; I think everyone who joins DAP understand that. There are many more Chinese who are satisfied at playing the role of supporters and dedicated party workers.
We don’t want Dyana Daud or for that matter any Malay MP in DAP to turn out to be another Tunku Aziz. I am a Malay MP and a member of the DAP- the DAP does not babysit you. I am very much conscious of that.
I have already explained- there is a practical reason for fielding Dyana Daud. Of course it’s intended to attract Malay support. There is nothing wrong in that. It’s also part of an on-going process to tone down the image of DAP. It has been described a chauvinist, racist, communists and all that. The choice of Dyana Daud is seen as a means to mitigate the extreme descriptions. Now, whether this is regarded as ulterior or otherwise is irrelevant. Tunku Aziz’s unsolicited advice is also irrelevant.
We want to get as much Malay support from the Malays. We don’t want to get the Tunku Aziz Malay type.
UMNO has gone berserk because its monopoly on the Malay mind is threatened. That alone explained the vehemence and intensity of attacks on Dyana Daud. Because Dyana Daud can become an inspiration of other brave Malays to join DAP. Once in they will realise DAP does not aspire to create a Chinese state.
It is unfortunate that Tunku Aziz who shares many similarities in political thinking as the DAP found more reasons to part ways with DAP. We are not going to roll on the floor regretting his decision. Let him fight his battles in his own way and we, ours.


Teluk Intan- Pengundi yang Celik dan Cerdik akan menolak BN

Semalam kita membaca kenyataan Mah Siew Keong bahawa PRK Teluk Intan adalah PRK yang paling kotor sekali. Tidak ada misteri siapa yang melakukan kotor itu Mah. Ianya kotor kerana BN menggunakan cara2 yang ganas, jijik lagi kotor. Daripada penyokong upahan yang kerja mereka mengacau dan menakutkan; kepada budak2 upahan yang mengoyak dan mengotori poster sendiri. Jika ada poster BN yang disimbah cat dan lain2 lagi, ianya kerja budak2 suruhan BN.Budaya samseng UMNO ialah membaling batu dan menyimbah cat.
Biarlah pengundi Teluk Intan sedar bahawa penyokong dan perkerja Pakatan Rakyat tidak buat kerja2 begini.
Sebagai bandingan- lihat kenyataan ketua polis Pulau Pinang yang mengatakan bahawa PRK Bukit Gelugor adalah yang  paling baik dan aman. Ianya baik dan aman kerana BN tidak ada calun- terutama UMNO yang baru mahu berlajar perasaan hilang kuasa. Hilang kuasa membawa kepada hilang akal mereka.Ia jadi huru hara hanya jika UMNO bertanding.
Kerana hilang akal maka pemimpin UMNO berkempen menyerang peribadi seorang anak muda berumur 27 tahun. Kerana Dyana Daud bakal mencipta sejarah sebagai MP yang termuda dari DAP mewakili Pakatan Rakyat. Melayu bangsa nya, dan Islam Agama nya. UMNO tidak terfikir lansung bahawa Pakatan Rakyat  terutama DAP mempunyai pandangan jauh dan stratejik meletakkan calun Melayu.
Ianya menyebabkan orang UMNO khususnya menjadi sasau fikiran kerana selama ini mereka berhempas pulas menggambarkan DAP sebagai parti rasis Cina , cauvinistik cina, komunis, yang mesti dibenci oleh semua orang Melayu. Kemasukan dan pemilihan Dyana Daud sebagai calun Melayu atas tiket DAP memmecahkan prejudis dan mental blockage yang selama ini mahu diterap UMNO.
Jika parti itu rasis, cauvinis dan komunis, bagaimana ia menarik minat orang Melayu menyertainya? Ini membuktikan bahawa selama ini, gambaran yang diterapkan oleh UMNO hanyalah pembohongan besar. DAP parti cauvinis selagi kita membiarkan ianya demikian- ia sudah bukan cauvinis dan rasis apabila ramai bukan Cina sedar bahawa ia sebuah parti yang menyatupadukan semua yang sepemikiran- menentang ketidak adilan, peninidasan, pemiskinan rakyat, salah tata urus negara, penyalah gunaan kuasa, rasuah, pencurian wang perbendaharaan, tektik membuli dan menakutkan rakyat- keangkuhan pihak berkuasa. DAP sebuah parti yang strike terror at hidden vested interests dalam penguasaan pentadbiran negara. ini perkara yang menyatu padukan orang untuk berminat kepada DAP dan perjuangan mereka- bukan kerana sebab kepentingan lain.
Jka gila kuasa- orang tidak masuk DAP. sehingga pulau Pinang, DAP tidak pernah memerintah negeri dan mustahil memerintah negara. jika mahu wang, jangan masuk DAP kerana tidak ada wang dalam DAP. sesiapa bertanding atas tiket DAP tahu bahawa DAP tdiak memberi sesen pun untuk pilihan raya Umum.  Sekali lagi- satu sen pun. Semua kena pakai duit sendiri, meminjam dari kawan, memohon derma dan berhutang. Ianya memerlukan jenis manusia yang kental semangat untuk meyertai  parti seperti DAP, PAS atau PKR.
Siapa yang tidak mahu ketawa pada kenyataan dari Ahmad Maslan yang selalu mendabik dada mempunyai CGPA 3.8 mengenai jika isiteri nya atau isteri Tajudin Rahman memasuki peraduan kecantikan dengan Dyana Daud- pasti isteri mereka akan menang. Dangkal benar kenyataan dari seorang timbalan menteri yang mengakui ada kelayakan akademik yang tinggi.
Atau kenyataan Zahid Hamidi yang mengulangi obsesi nya mengenai kecantikan Dyana Daud. Zahid mengeluarkan kenyataan apabila bercakap dihadapan himpunan polis bahawa Dyana Daud tidaklah secantik , bahkan isteri seorang pegawai tigggi polis lagi cantik. Kerja menteri dalam negeri kita ialah mengintai ngintai perempuan cantik kah? Atau kenyataan Zahid Hamidi yang dilapurkan mahu menampar Dyana Daud tapi itu hanya akan mengotori tangan nya.
Yang kotor Dato Zahid dan huduh dato Maslan ialah ketegangan kaum yang sengaja dihidupkan oleh UMNO dan penyokong mereka. Huduh dan kotor ialah rasuah yang meyelinap masuk kesetiap rongga pentadbiran negara. yang kotor dan huduh ialah rompakan disiang hari projek2 kerajaan yang menelan belanja yang besar. Semua orang tahu, projek ini sumber pendanaan peribadi sesetengah ahli politik UMNO dan parti politik BN.
Isiu di Teluk Intan bukanlah tafsiran kecantikan, atau muda nya calun DAP atau hal2 peribadi yang lain. Bahkan dalam kegilaan kempen BN, ibu Dyana Daud pun turut jadi mangsa.
Isiu nya ialah kos kehidupan yang makin meningkat sebab UMNO tidak tahu mengurus negara. Isiu nya hutang negara yang kian meningkat memecah siling 55% dari KDNK kerana belanja berhemah bukan dalam kamus BN dan UMNO. Pemimpin UMNO dan BN belanja macam duit rakyat itu duit bapak mereka. Isiu nya ialah rasuah yang berlaku tapi tidak ada atau dujumpai pelaku nya. kos PKFZ yang lebih dari 12 billion, kos kehalimunan wang dan dana 1MBD. Isiu lesap nya RM250 juta untuk projek lembu; Isiu nya ialah ketidakpertanggung-jawaban pihak kerajaan membiarkan ketegangan kaum dan agama berlaku.
Issu nya ialah kekacauan yang tercetus kerana tidak ada patuh kepada undang dan peraturan. Belum pernah terjadi symbol demokrasi iaitu dewan undangan negeri dicerobohi dan pelaku nya tidak dikenakan tindakan tegas. Keruntuhan law and order kelihatan apabila ada kumpulan yang secara terbuka melakukan intimidasi jinayah dan ugut mahu bakar bangunan. Sehingga sekarang, tidak ada tindakan.
Ini isu2 yang lebih besar dari isu kecantikan calun DAP. jika ini pertandingan kecantikan, isteri menteri dan timbalan menteri tidak petrlu masuk PRK. Hanya perlu mereka hari hari memperagakan pakaian, handbag yang mahal, kasut dan aksesori kecantikan yang mahal2. Hanya perlu isteri para menteri dan timbalan menteri menggayakan  hasil suntikan botox dan pembedahan plastic yang mutakhir. Pasti mereka akan menang kerana rakyat rupa2 nya kurang cerdik dan berfkir macam UMNO dan BN berfikir.
Maka sesiapa walaupun hanya mimpi mereka berfikir macam UMNO dan BN, segralah bangkit dan mohon maaf dan keampunan.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

DAP and The Malay Voters of Teluk Intan.

DAP is much envied.
Today DAP is a much envied party. Its political ideals and more important, the resolute leadership qualities have gained new adherents. Young and open minded Malays are not easily taken by the simple labelling of DAP as a racist and chauvinist party. It is seen as a champion for the underdog, champion for rule of law, for good governance, for the pursuit of policies that are fair and just. It is fully committed to making changes through the ballot box. It is not a militant group. These are causes that gain traction among Malaysians of all races.
A practical and strategic choice.
The choice of Dyana Daud as its candidate for Teluk Intan is both practical and strategic. It was not a choice that went down easily among the DAP grassroots initially. Eventually as I have noticed over and over again, the wisdom by the DAP’s CEC prevailed.
 As Teluk Intan is a majority Chinese seat, it was logical to put up a Chinese DAP candidate. It is also an incumbent seat held previously by the late Seah Leong Peng- a DAP MP. Putting up a Chinese candidate would have definitely secured Chinese support in any circumstances; but the political impact would just be that- DAP once again would have confirmed its legitimacy as the preferred choice by Chinese. It would only reaffirmed DAP’s Chineseness as the expense of improving its image as a party working on a bigger national presence. A bigger national presence that can be gained by promoting a Malay candidate.
DAP cannot confine itself as a perpetual opposition as it is usually seen as, but it can be an important part of government. As I always say in my ceramahs, kita semua mahu naik Roket, pergi ke BUlan mahu dapatkan Keadilan.
Support from the Chinese in Teluk Intan is just an academic point. If the Chinese had voted for Mah Siew Keong, he would have won on the last two previous occasions. The fact that he did not, showed that he has no powerbase among the Chinese. He cannot get Chinese support and he is contesting against a Malay who will get Malay support- how can Mah wins?
Can he hope to gain from the Chinese this time? He will not because there have been no changes in the political climate of which he can leverage on. The people are angry at many issues- increasing cost of living, worsening race relations seen as being created by UMNO Bully boys- aggression can only come from the big boys; political bullying by UMNO and its surrogates.
Mah is seen as impotent to stand up against these issues. So, what positive points are there in Teluk Intan now which could reverse Chinese thinking which did not on the last two occasions when Mah Siew Keong lost? Nothing. So by logic alone, how can he hope to secure Chinese support?
For DAP, the Chinese in Teluk INtan is already its vote bank and its own fixed deposit. The battle ground is the Malay heartland and to a lesser extent, the Indian vote.
Malay factor a bigger national presence and national interests.
The decision to field Dyana Daud confirms that DAP acknowledges the Malay factor as a reality in Malaysia politics. Putting up a Malay candidate has the immediate effect of breaking up the UMNO stranglehold on the Malay mind-set. It is indisputable proof that DAP is committed to strengthening its Malaysian ideal of inclsusiveess- something that UMNO is afraid to do. Teluk INtan Malays will see this move as a much sacrificed concession on the part of the DAP and this goodwill can only invite reciprocal goodwill. It will attract more Malay support in Teluk Intan.
DAP makes no pretentions that it wants to attract more Malay support. There is nothing wrong with this. Choosing a Malay candidate is a move that takes out the thunder from UMNO. It is now UMNO that is caught out with its Malay-first in everything cause. It is now having difficulties in explaining why it, as a champion for Malay first in everything is asking Malays in Teluk Intan to vote for a non-Malay? UMNO unlike DAP is a monolithic bloc comprising of Malays only, real or adopted or made honorary. Their founding principle does not include it being a multi-racial party. While I concede that UMNO may say it wants a multi-racial nation and its 1 Malaysia this and that, DAP has more positivity because it is itself a multi-racial party and is committed to a Multi-racial nation.
The practical thing is, it breaks down the mental block among Malay voters and steals the thunder from UMNO.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Antara Sahabat dan Penenggek Jalanan.

Yami Samat, ahli UMNO yang kuat dalam team B bersama dengan Tengku Razaleigh dahulu. Dia ibu kepada Dyana Daud. Saya kenal secara peribadi dengan beliau. Seorang yang mulut lepas dan tidak segan menyatakan pendapat nya dalam bahasa yang  berwarna sekali. Rakan2 lain yang mengenali Yami jauh lebih lama dari saya, faham apa yang saya maksudkan.
Pernah Yami Samat beritahu saya- sudahlah Brahim Ali tu- bawak jumpa bomoh untuk kuatkan lemah tenaga batin pun aku yang cari. Demikian rapat nya Yami Samat dengan Ibrahim Ali. Hari ini Ibrahim Ali pun sama2 membantai Yami Samat. Yami mungkin sekarang sedar bahawa Irahim Ali seorang yang tidak boleh dipercayai.
Bolehkah kita percaya orang yang berdoa untuk Anwar Ibrahim segera dipenjarakan dan akan berkenduri bila Anwar masuk jel? Itulah Ibrahim Ali yang sekarang mengintai ngintai untuk masuk parlimen semula atas tiket UMNO. Marilah kita berdepan dengan fakta bahawa Perkasa itu surrogate UMNO dan pertubuhan yang mesra UMNO. Ianya bayangan ekstremisme UMNO.
Hari ini, anakya Dyana Daud bertanding untuk kawasan parlimen Teluk Intan. Dia bertanding atas tiket DAP, kerabat Pakatan Rakyat yang kerajaan takut untuk beri pendafaran.
Yang paling berguna sekali kepada yami samat ialah dapat mengetahui siapa kawan dan lawan, seteru dalam selimut yang iri hati dan dengki. Ramai rakan2 Yami dalam Semangat 46 dahulu menunjukkan belang mereka yang sebenar- tidak lebih dari golongan oportunis yang telah lama mengikis dan menghisap darah Tengku Razaleigh. Yami Samat boleh sahaja mendedahkan siapa mereka- dari seorang yang sekarang bergelar menteri yang pada satu ketika tidak ada duit lansung untuk membeli kueh untuk hari jadi anak kepada presiden perkasa yang dahulu nya pokai. Berjuta duit pemimpin Semangat 46 dihabiskan.
Yami Samat memang terlibat dalam Perkasa sejak awal. Ini kerana dia bersahabat lama dengan Ibrahim Ali yang dikatakan kuat semangat Melayu nya. Ibrahim Ali pun seorang hipokrit besar- sambil melaungkan semangat melayu, mesyin ATM dia seorang bangsa Cina.
Tentulah Ibrahim Ali yang berkawan lama dengan Yami Samat sehingga Yami membawa nya kesana sini untuk tujuan perubatan ganguan fisikal yang khusus amat merasa dibeloti apabila Ibrahim Ali mencadangkan supaya gambar nya dengan Dyana Daud dalam satu majlis diguna sebagai bahan kempen. Majlis tersebut hanya suatu jamuan kecil untuk meraikan seorang pemimpin UMNO yang mendapat gelaran ijazah doctor kehormat.
Nampak sangat, dalam apa2 pun yang dilakukan oleh presiden perkasa, dia ada agenda peribadi. Bukan sahaja semua orang tahu presiden perkasa ini seorang pelampau tapi dia juga seorang yang tidak boleh dipercayai dan tidak ikhlas.
Patutkah Ibrahim Ali mencadangkan gambar nya dengan Dyana Daud dijadikan bahan kempen? Ini gambar dengan anak sahabat. Ini bergambar dengan kenalan dalam suatu majlis social.
Tujuan nya ialah untuk menunjukkan konon Dyana Daud seorang pelampau Melayu dan pengikut Perkasa. Matlamat nya ialah untuk menanam kesangsian dikalangan bangsa Cina akan watak sebenar Dyana.
Ketika kempen di Teluk Intan, saya bertanya rakan2 ada atau tidak sawah bendang yang luas sini. Mereka mejawab tidak ada seluas sawah padi yang ada di kawasan seperti Sekincan, Sabak Bernnam , Sungai Besar dan sebagai nya. mereka bertanya saya kenapa? Saya sebutkan jika ada kita boleh taruh poster Ibrahim Ali yang besar di tengah bendang. Dapatlah poster itu jadi penghalau semua makhluk persosak yang akan terkejut melihat wajah Ibrahim Ali. Sayang sekali wajah Ibrahim yang bergigi jongang sudah tidak ada- jika ada segala tikus yang gigi jongang pun lari lintang pukang. Membetulkan gigi Ibrahim yang jongang itu pun Yami yang carikan doctor gigi.
Ada sebahagian dari kawan Yami dalam Semangat 46, mengeluarkan kenyataan mengutuk Yami Samat dan anak nya Dyana Daud. Bahkan ada yang cuba membangkitkan masa silam Yami. Mereka lupa pada masa silam, mereka sama juga kaki libun.
Maka amatlah kecil hati Yami akan mereka kerana, mengikut apa yang diberitahu saya oleh Yami, yang menghengtam nya sekarang banyak termakan budi dan bantuan secara lansung darinya seketika dahulu.
Suatu ketika Yami mempunyai perniagaan di KL maka ramailah rakan2 46 bertenggek keatas nya. Ada diantara mereka yang pernah mendukung Dyana Daud semasa budak ini kanak2 kecil lagi. Alangkah remuk hati Yami bila sekarang yang pernah bersahabat dengan nya dan yang pernah mendukung Dyana, menghentam nya dan anak nya hari ini.
Ada pula yang menampak sifat yang sangat ambivalent. Sekali sokong Dyana sekali tidak sokong.
Yami Samat, kamu tahu siapa sahabat dan siapa penenggek jalanan.


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